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Low resting heart rate? #237961 08/01/12 05:31 PM
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Quick question for the extreme current/former athletes out there...Ry had his 6 month rheumy check up today, and his resting heart rate was 48. Does that seem a bit low for 17 year old? He's elite level soccer player and very fit.


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Sounds about right to me, esp. if he feels well and has no problems that could be related to his heart. 17 is not quite an adult yet but I've known really good distance runners with RHR in that zone. I only got down to the mid 50s myself, when in my 30s and running .... sigh.

What do the rheumy/pediatrician say?


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Re: Low resting heart rate? [Re: Soccerdocmom] #237981 08/02/12 02:06 AM
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Rheumy seemed fine with it, but she is brand new to us and it was literally her first day in the practice so not sure about her just yet. Me and he older son both have MVP and Ryan had a slight murmur when he was little. Most likely me just being a nervous Nellie. :-)


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Re: Low resting heart rate? [Re: Soccerdocmom] #237987 08/02/12 06:59 AM
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My husband's was down to 35 when he was marathon training and he was really well. doctors sometimes freaked out until we told them it was normal for him
he's now 55 and still fairly fit and it is around 50





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Mine's in the high 30's when I'm in good marathoning shape - I'm in decent shape now - probably in mid 40s now - haven't checked in a while.

Re: Low resting heart rate? [Re: Soccerdocmom] #238136 08/04/12 05:54 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback. He took a funny turn last night at college scouting camp. He started getting bad stomach cramps and when he finished last night, he spent half the night dry heaving. He admitted he was not as fit as he would like to be for pre-season, but then today was even worse with little exertion. Hoping it's just a bug, but why on earth did it have to hit when he's in front of the scouts??!!


Kim: finishing the PhD SOMETIME in 2013! Dx'd with Undifferentiated Spondyloropathy (officially!) in October 2010 and gastroperesis in August 2011, now adding Sjorgren's and VERTIGO to the mix. Mom to 1 daughter with AS (on FULL disability), and 2 sons with UDiff (1 a graphic designer-freelance and 1 an elite level soccer player). Taking Enbrel (Oct. 2012) and Sulfasalezine (spring? 2011)
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Not at all. I’m very fit and am often in the mid to low 40’s.i had to laugh recently because I was having my first nerve block done and I was a little nervous and my heart rate was 50 and my blood pressure was low normal also. (People with slow heart rates live longer!)

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Its an interesting subject. Mine is 43-48 bpm resting. I am not a sportsman, but I do at least 1 hour each day, and on occasions I can push myself to 12 hours fast paced mountain hike.
perhaps some people have it like this as part of physical body energy/personality. I am characterized by high intensity & concentration when needed....


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